Mughlai Chicken – Easy to make restaurant style Mughlai Chicken

  • Yield: 1
  • Servings: 4
  • Prep Time: 20m
  • Cook Time: 30m
  • Ready In: 40m

Mughlai Chicken – Easy to make restaurant style Mughlai Chicken

Yummy North Indian Mughlai Chicken

Mughlai Chicken is a traditional royal North Indian dish serve with parathas and rice. This is a thick creamy chicken gravy with grounded almonds and cream. Compared to other chicken curry recipes this is a less spicy dish. Mughlai Chicken is perfect for dinner parties. The chicken pieces should be juicy and tender in mughlai chicken and in addition to that cream and grounded almonds make this curry more thick and creamy. Hope you all will like this yummy chicken curry.

You can also check for some non spicy non veg recipes like beef stew,Juicy beef stir fry,pepper chicken gravy.
Mughlai Chicken recipe

How to make Mughlai Chicken


  • 500 g of Chicken
  • 5 no of onion sliced
  • 3 no of Cinnamon
  • 3 no of bay leaf
  • 3 no of cloves
  • 4 no of cardamom
  • 20 no of almonds
  • small piece of ginger
  • 5 no of garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp of lemon juice
  • 2 no of green chilli
  • 1/4 spn of Turmeric powder
  • 1/4 spn of chilli powder
  • 1/2 spn of coriander powder
  • 1/2 spn of Garam masala
  • 100g of cream
  • 2 tbsp of chopped coriander leaves
  • 2 tbsp of curd
  • 3 tbsp of ghee
  • Salt as required

Preparation Method

Step 01

Soak Almonds for 2-3 hours. Marinate chicken with turmeric powder,salt, half of garam masala and lemon juice for 3-4 hours or overnight.

Step 02

Heat ghee in a pan.

Step 03

Add cinnamon sticks,cloves and crushed cardamom.Saute for a while.

Step 04

Add finely sliced onion and sprinkle salt. Fry the onion till golden color.

Step 05

Once onion is done remove from the pan and add marinated chicken pieces in to same pan. Cook the chicken in low flame till golden color(it will take 15 minutes to cook the chicken). Meantime grind fired onion along with soaked almonds,green chillies, garlic and ginger to smooth paste. Add 1 tbsp. of water if needed.

Step 06

When chicken pieces turns to golden brown color, remove from the pan and keep aside. Add grounded onion paste to the same pan and cook for 5 minutes. Stir occasionally.

Step 07

Add turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder and garam masala. Cover the pan and cook in medium flame for 3-4 minutes. Stir often.

Step 08

Add chicken pieces in to the gravy and mix well. Cook for 2-3 minutes.

Step 09

Add 1 cup of water and cook again for 5 minutes in low flame by covering the pan.

Step 10

Add cream and mix well. Switch off the flame and add 1 tbsp of curd and chopped coriander leaves. Mix well and Cover the pan. Let the gravy sit for 10 minutes before serving.

Step 11

Turn off the flame and serve hot with Rice,Appam,chappathi etc…


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